Credit Monitoring Programs Help Reduce Risk of Identity Theft

By: Lisa Nichols

A credit monitoring program can help reduce the risk of identity theft. Credit monitoring provides people with a way to view their credit report quickly and easily. Regular credit report assessments can help decrease the chance of identity fraud. In addition to quickly accessing financial information online, a credit monitoring program also provides updates on certain credit report activities and some programs can even help customers improve their credit score.

As Identity Theft Concerns Grow, the Need for Credit Monitoring Increases

Year after year, identity theft-related crimes continue to rise. Some popular identity theft scams include mail theft (ingoing and outgoing), wireless "wardrivers" who intercept wireless networks and stealing children's identities. As encrypted software and greater public awareness makes it more difficult for identity thieves to steal personal and financial information, the criminals continue to rise to the challenge, becoming more and more sophisticated in their identity fraud efforts.

How Credit Monitoring Programs Ease Worries about Identity Theft

The threat of identity theft is reduced with a solid credit monitoring program. Every program differs, and some offer only limited reporting and monitoring capabilities.
Experian Triple Advantage credit monitoring provides daily monitoring of Experian, TransUnion and Equifax credit reports. The program provides email updates alerting customers to any unusual activities on their credit report. If an Experian Triple Advantage customer becomes an identity theft victim, the program will also provide up to $50,000 for identity theft-related expenses.

Experian's Credit Monitoring Service Provides More than "Just" Monitoring

In addition to reducing identity theft risks, Experian Triple Advantage provides unlimited updated Experian credit reports and credit scores to customers with a paid membership. They also provide helpful information and input on how to improve a credit score and a detailed explanation of what impacts credit scores. The information is specific to the customer and makes it easy to see what steps have to be taken to improve a credit score.

Take advantage of the Experian Triple Advantage credit monitoring program
by signing up for a free trial today.

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